Friday, April 03, 2009

On our own with DS

Only one of the children is home this evening. DS asked when he got home from school if he can sleep in DD's bed instead of his own tonight. I know he misses her, and she's only been gone a couple of hours! I doubt she's missing us. I hope not anyway!

We decided to take DS out to dinner as a treat. I asked him where he'd like to go, and delightfully he answered, "Somewhere close and cheap so we don't have to spend too much of your money." Ahh - so cute! So we went somewhere close, but not as cheap as he would have liked. (He was thinking Friendly's or McDonalds I think. He's still never been to "that Scottish restaurant" as my sister used to call it, so for him it would be a treat.)

For years now our choice of restaurant has usually been guided by one rule - it must be child-friendly. However, the restaurant we chose tonight is a small place that seems to discourage children in the evening by not having a printed children's menu. Our waitress handed all of us a regular menu, watched DS reading it, and finally said "Do you know what we have on our kids' menu?" Duh, no! She then recited the kids' offerings to us. After all, the littlest ones can't read, so why print a menu for them?! Well, the kids' menu usually has a picture on it to color to keep the kids entertained while they're waiting for their food! Kid-friendly restaurants also have paper cups with lids and straws. Not this one. DS was brought a heavy pint glass of water, and then an equally large glass of milk. He did a good fantastic job with both, not spilling either of them.

Being pint glasses, both the glasses he had were etched with beer company logos. One was from the Berkshire Brewing Company. He read the logo aloud, looked very puzzled and said "But why doesn't it say America?"

It took us a minute to realize that the only BBC he knows is:


Jean said...

Awww, how cute is he?

Sounds like a nice family time together. I like to do that when one of my girls are away, it's so nice to sit down and just focus completely on that one child. And they enjoy it too :-)

Almost American said...

He's really enjoying being an only child - as the younger one he doesn't get that experience very often. I'm letting him have some TV time this morning, with no one to fight with about what to watch! He's in heaven! This afternoon he wants a trip to the swimming pool.

Anonymous said...

Awwww, that is too cute. Training him well I see! LOL

We have Spring Break this week and I hope to be able to do something one-on-one with each of my older boys. :-)

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